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Nino Franco Rustico featured in The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal featured Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore in the September 14, 2017 article 15 Great $15 Wines: For Oenophiles on a Budget. 

Writer Lettie Teague said, “The popularity of Prosecco remains strong, and Nino Franco’s non-vintage is a reliable one. A very crisp, very dry, and relatively light-bodied take on Prosecco and an excellent aperitif.”

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Nino Franco featured in Always Ravenous

Always Ravenous

The website Always Ravenous: Adventures in Food and Wine featured  Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG and Nino Franco Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG in the September 12, 2017 article FETTUCCINE WITH ASPARAGUS, PEAS & SAFFRON AND PROSECCO.

“I paired the Nino Franco Brut with Fettuccine with Asparagus, Peas, and Saffron.
What made this pairing work?  A lighter vegetable forward pasta matches the weight of the Prosecco.  The cream sauce is enhanced with a dry Vermouth echoing the dry savory notes in the Prosecco.  The bubbles and acidity cleanse the palate.” Writer Jane Niemeyer’s article includes tasting notes and a recipe.

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Nino Franco Producer Primo Franco Quoted in Wine Spectator


Primo Franco is quoted in the August 28, 2017 Wine Spectator article Facing a Meager Harvest, Prosecco Winemakers Win Approval to Use Non-DOC Grapes by Alison Napjus.

It’s a way for the area to avoid price speculation and to meet market demand,” explained Primo Franco, of his family’s Nino Franco estate located in Valdobbiadene.

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Nino Franco Rustico featured in The Daily Meal

The Daily Meal 
featured Nino Franco Rustico in the August 21, 2017 article Mixed Case: 12 Wonderful Wines from Around the Globe. 

Writer Wanda Mann said, “Who says Prosecco can’t be fancy? Valdobbiadene produces some of Italy’s most superb Prosecco wines and Nino Franco is one of the oldest wineries in the region. Dry, creamy, and crisp with fine bubbles and elegant fruit & flowery flavors, this is a gorgeous 100% Glera bubbly with tremendous texture and minerality.”

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The Drunken Cyclist Builds a Nino Franco Prosecco Tower

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore Valdiobbiadene DOCG was featured in the August 16, 2017 The Drunken Cyclist article Building a Tower to Nino Franco

“My adoration for Nino Franco was enhanced by my visit last Fall and I now seek out both their wines and Proseccos from other producers with a similar emphasis on quality that are available in the U.S. market (there are not many).

A few weeks ago I received a couple of magnums of Nino Franco’s Rustico and several sparkling wine coupes to build a tower for Prosecco Day, which occurred this past Sunday, August 13th.”

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Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut 2010 featured in Forbes


Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut 2010 was featured in the August 15, 2017 Forbes article What to Drink Now: The Best White Wines of August.

Contributor Katie Kelly Bell writes, “Yes, this is a pricey Prosecco but this bubbly is significantly more complex and decadent than any Prosecco I have tasted. Made with 100% Glera grapes from the Valdobbiadene district, it is herbal with a decadent palate of lemon creaminess and lemon meringue. The winery was founded in 1919 and the fruit for this wine is sourced from a single select vineyard, Grave di Stecca, an ancient origin vineyard on the slopes of the Prealpi. Indeed, from serious fruit comes a serious sparkling.”

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Nino Franco Rustico featured in Wine Predator Article about National Prosecco Day

Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore Valdiobbiadene DOCG was featured in the August 13, 2017 Wine Predator article Cheers to National Prosecco Day with Riondo and Nino Franco Rustico

“Creamy and balanced, this is not one of those overly sweet Proseccos making it a really terrific food wine.     Not dramatic, but pleasant with a nice finish. In the somewhat smaller coupe glass, the bubbles were persistent enough. Once the bubbles are gone, it is a bit bland — so drink up!” Writer Gwendolyn Alley also crafted a sparkling wine tower with the Rustico and coupe glasses.

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